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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 10:39 AM
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Comments on ISC decision on marriage today?
Since they based their decision on the constitution I don't see how they could have ruled otherwise.
Any chance a constitutional amendment may get introduced this session? I thought I had heard that Murphy was not in favor of doing that.
BTW the amendment process for those who don't know.
From the DMR:

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Q. What is the process for an amendment to the Iowa Constitution?

A. Amendments need to be approved by simple majorities in both the House and Senate in two consecutive general assemblies, then must be approved by a simple majority of voters in the next general election. Each general assembly lasts for two years. This year is the second year of the current general assembly. That means if an amendment is approved this year and in the 2009 or 2010 legislative session, it can be on the general election ballot in November 2010. If lawmakers wait until 2009 to start the amendment process, the earliest that a proposed amendment could reach voters is November 2012.
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 10:46 AM
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1. Pugs respond
Edited on Fri Apr-03-09 10:47 AM by Rambis
they are out of ideas!
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 10:56 AM
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2. OneIowa is holding Decision Day rallies across the state - locations below

http://www.oneiowa.org/web /


Rallies are hosted by One Iowa, the states largest LGBT advocacy organization, dedicated to supporting full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals living in Iowa through grassroots education and advocacy.

Co-sponsors: Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Iowa Pride Network, ACLU of Iowa, IM for Iowa, Marriage Equality USA - Iowa Chapter, Iowa Planned Parenthood Affiliate League, Freedom to Marry, PFLAG National, AIDS Project of Central Iowa, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Lambda Legal, Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, Human Rights Campaign


Des Moines Rally @ Western Gateway Park
13th Street between Grand & Locust @ 5:30 pm
Contact the One Iowa Office at 515.288.4019

Iowa City Rally @ Univ. of Iowa Pentacrest
On Clinton Street and Iowa Avenue @ 5:30 pm
Contact Matt Fender at 646.752.5932

Council Bluffs Rally @ Playland Park
2 North 40th Street @ 5:30 pm
Contact Matt Skuya at 515.314.0213

Quad Cities Rally @ Davenport Unitarian Church
3707 Eastern Avenue @ 5:30 pm
Contact Ryan Crane at 402.659.8110

Cedar Falls Rally @ Univ. of N. Iowa Maucker Union
5:30 pm
Contact Kaitlin Corbitz at 319.610.7155

Cedar Rapids Rally @ Peoples Church Unitarian Universalist
600 3rd Avenue SE @ 5:00 pm
Contact Andrea Jansa at 319.360.8072

Ames Rally @ Parks Library
ISU Campus next to the Hub @ 5:30 pm
Contact Matt Skuya at 515.314.0213

Decorah Rally @ County Courthouse
201 W Main St @ 10:00 am on Sat., April 4
Contact Amalia Vagts at 563.382.6277

Mason City Rally @ Cerro Gordo Courthouse
220 North Washington Avenue @ 5:30 pm
Contact Matt Skuya at 515.314.0213

Dubuque Rally @ Qs
920 Main Street @ 5:30 pm
Contact Tina Sio at 563.564.6316

Note: Cedar Rapids is at 5:00 and Decorah is scheduled for Saturday at 10:00 am.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 08:49 PM
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11. Had a pretty decent crowd in Iowa City considering the short notice.
I was really afraid there may have been some freepers try to cause something, but all went very well. I am guessing @ 300, but I am notoriously bad guesser at crowds.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 11:35 AM
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3. Do we really think it could pass both houses?
Besides I read in the DMR that Gronstal said he won't allow it.

But be prepared for this to be the lightning rod issue for all things evul in the 'Democrat' party.
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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 12:46 PM
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4. Not in 2010
and then it depends on what happens in November 2010.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 03:31 PM
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6. Iowa has had but 46 amendments in its history
and the last two were in the early 90s. It took literally decades to amend an amendment to give equal rights to women along with men. So those who are running around thinking they can roll this back tomorrow are full of shit.
BTW - how many of Iowa's SC judges were put on by Braindead?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 04:47 PM
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7. That's a good question.
Turns out only two of Braindead's appointees are still on the bench.

Four were appointed by Vilsack. And we all know what a flaming liberal he is. :eyes:

According to wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iowa_Supreme_Court

Chief Justice Marsha K. Ternus, 1993 (Justice), 2006 (Chief Justice)
Mark S. Cady, 1998
Michael J. Streit, 2001
David Wiggins, 2003
Daryl Hecht, 2006
Brent R. Appel, 2006
David L. Baker, 2008
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 01:20 PM
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5. Congrats, Iowa! I'm proud of my home state today!!
And grateful, from the benighted state to the east.
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Rockholm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 05:40 PM
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8. Congratulations, Iowa...Congratulations, America.
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Bluzmann57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 06:51 PM
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9. I'm damn proud to be an Iowan
I always have had a great deal of pride in our great state, but now even more. Once and for all, maybe we can shed that "rube, redneck" image we have had for so long.
And my gay neighbors across the street are drunk right now. They are having a huge party. I told them that they better invite me to the wedding, or no gifts for them. Lol.
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Blue Gardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-03-09 07:08 PM
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10. We live in a great state
And I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
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